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From Rushdie to 7/7: The Radicalisation of Islam in Britain

Anthony McRoy, 2006
ISBN 1 904863 09 4

From Rushdie to 7/7: The Radicalisation of Islam in Britain is the first book to offer an authoritative and comprehensive overview of what has led to the radicalisation of Islam in Britain. The book analyses the key events - including the Rushdie, Gulf and Bosnian crises, the second Palestinian intifada, 9/11 and the Iraq War - which have led to this radicalisation.

From Rushdie to 7/7 explains how this radicalisation created the environment for the 7/7 bombings. The book also explains the various religious and ideological bases for Islamic attitudes to jihad and democracy.

From Rushdie to 7/7 also offers a comprehensive overview of Islamic groups in the UK. It explains the different standpoints and histories of groups from the Muslim Council of Britain via the Muslim Association of Britain to Hizb ut-Tahrir and the supporters of Abu Hamza and Omar Bakri Muhammad.

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Category: Modern society & cultural change